To Be Equal is a syndicated weekly opinion column distributed by the National Urban League to news outlets across the nation since 1963, when it was started as “the Voice of Black America” by National Urban League President, Whitney M. Young, Jr.

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National Urban League
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 - 4:38pm

2020 Census National Tele-Town Hall to Feature Activists and Experts on How to Prevent an Undercount

“The extent to which the 1960 undercount has shortchanged inner-city residents of the political representation and economic assistance to which they are entitled is incalculable..."

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National Urban League
Thu, 03 Oct 2019 - 12:42pm

Congress is Duty-Bound to Investigate Alarming Reports of Trump’s Misconduct

“Any attempt by a President to use the office of the presidency of the United States for personal political gain—rather than the national interest—fundamentally undermines our sovereignty, democracy, and the Constitution ... "

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National Urban League
Fri, 27 Sep 2019 - 7:59pm

Memo to Candidates: We Need a Plan for the Affordable Housing Crisis

"The lack of affordable housing is perhaps the greatest challenge to successfully ending homelessness and lifting millions of people out of poverty …"

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National Urban League
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 - 3:16pm

Passing of Juanita Abernathy Inspires Gratitude and Inspiration

Marc H. Morial  President and CEO National Urban League “I started when there were no cameras and no newspapers writing nice things about you, instead they were writing all sorts of ugly things. But we kept going. It wasn’t about us..."

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National Urban League
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 - 5:09pm

National Urban League Vows to Oppose Housing Finance Reform That Fails to Support Families of Color

“Civil Rights organizations have laid out a strong plan for an equitable housing market that works for all families and communities. Ignoring these important voices does a disservice to vulnerable communities..."

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National Urban League
Fri, 06 Sep 2019 - 12:43pm

Attitudes About Gun Safety Are Changing, But Senate Leadership Is Mired In The Past

“The biggest movement and shift that we’ve seen in this culture is simply because of the victims. When victims and survivors are coming to the legislative bodies and they’re telling their stories and they’re appealing, we’ve seen movement. We’ve seen movement."

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National Urban League
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 - 5:33pm

On Labor Day, Commit to Raising Full-Time Workers Out of Poverty

“The strongest middle class the world has ever known was not built overnight. It was achieved by men and women who believed that living up to the promise of this Nation meant more than hoping for the best...

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National Urban League
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 - 5:21pm

Five Years After Michael Brown's Death: Despite Visible Progress, Racial Disparities Persist In Ferguson

“The city’s personal-responsibility refrain … reflects many of the same racial stereotypes found in the emails between police and court supervisors.

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National Urban League
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 - 10:30am

It’s Time To Fight Right-Wing Domestic Terrorism The Way We Fight Other Forms of Terrorism

Marc H. Morial President and CEO National Urban League “The big thing is we need to change the way we in the United States are viewing these incidents with right-wing extremist terrorism. Stop dismissing this as crazy gunmen, or hate crimes, or that some person ‘just snapped.’

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National Urban League
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 - 3:04pm

Toni Morrison's Passing is a Loss for the Racial Justice Community As Well As the Literary World

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge..."

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